Excellent color shots of transportation circa 1950 (car, train, and plane) this film deals with the wonders of long-distance telephone communications. US & World Location shots: White Mountains, New Hampshire (Great Stone Face); man makes long distance telephone call; Mardi Gras, New Orleans; Washington DC (Capitol, Washington Monument, Tidal Basin, Lincoln Memorial); Early inter-office telephone communication; Lazy X Ranch, ?Montana; Columbia River, Oregon, also in Oregon: Cascade Mountains, Mount Hood; St. Augustine, Florida: Fountain of Youth, etc; London, Big Ben (CU), Changing of the Guard; New York City: Brooklyn Bridge, lower Manhattan skyline, angled skyscraper shots; midtown NYC 360 degree panorama; microwave radio tower; Excellent telephone operator montage near end.
August 21, 2016 Subject:
What? I can't hear you because of these harps!
Fun exploration into the world of long distance calling. There is some travelogue here as well. So when mt Mountain explorer thinks about his sweetie back in New Orleans.. BOOM! Off to New Orleans we go! (accompanied by annoying harp music). This cycle is repeated a couple of times, and some of the situations are quite loony! The mountain man looks to have his belt buckle in the middle of his shirt, the letter the guy gets about the anniversary sounds almost as if the wife is pleading for his husband to come home for it (until the end word is revealed) and the long distance conversation between New York and London is predictably ended with the english fellow saying "cheerio!" but not so predictably when a visit there is thought to be a "capital idea!". Somewhat strange, I liked this film! This film is capital by me!